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  • VERY RARE EDITION IN FABULOUS SPANISH CALF
    Officio de la Semana Santa. (Texts for the Masses of Holy Week) by PRAYERS
    PRAYERS
    Officio de la Semana Santa. (Texts for the Masses of Holy Week)

    Madrid: En la Imprenta del Norte, 1815. 10 volumes bound in 6, complete, 9.5 inches tall. A superb set in full Spanish calf, bound around 200 years ago, with gilt bands, twin labels and gilt 'Grecian Urn' centre tools. The boards are framed within wide gilt rolls. The edges are speckled yellow. This style originated in Spain and became much imitated by the finest London bookbinders around the middle of the 19th century. There are a few small scuffs and very minor rubbing, but no splitting and no restoration or repair.
    The text contains the order of service for the Masses of Holy week in Spanish and Latin. The text is exceptionally large, evidently for use during the…

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    Madrid: En la Imprenta del Norte, 1815. 10 volumes bound in 6, complete, 9.5 inches tall. A superb set in full Spanish calf, bound around 200 years ago, with gilt bands, twin labels and gilt 'Grecian Urn' centre tools. The boards are framed within wide gilt rolls. The edges are speckled yellow. This style originated in Spain and became much imitated by the finest London bookbinders around the middle of the 19th century. There are a few small scuffs and very minor rubbing, but no splitting and no restoration or repair.
    The text contains the order of service for the Masses of Holy week in Spanish and Latin. The text is exceptionally large, evidently for use during the services but the pristine condition of the set would indicate that volumes have been little used, if at all. Palau (199404) records seeing the edition but not complete. He gives the location of the printers as Madrid but there is no indication of this on the title pages. A booksellers ticket from Barcelona is pasted in volume 1. OCLC records only one complete set, in the National Library of Spain, and only one other incomplete set in a German library. None have appeared at auction. A superb set of this very rare devotional work.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Colloquia cum Notis Selectis Variorum. Addito Indice Novo by ERASMUS (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)
    ERASMUS (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)
    Colloquia cum Notis Selectis Variorum. Addito Indice Novo

    Delft et Leiden: Beman et Samuel Luchtmans, 1729. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A glorious binding by Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling around a pomegranate centre tool, dentelles quadruple gilt fillet framing the boards. All edges gilt over marble. Engraved frontispiece and title page. A superb copy of these dialogues on many and various subjects, hugely influential on Christian Humanists, by the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. In the original Latin.

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  • SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY CLARKE
    The Lives of William Smyth Bishop of Lincoln and Sir Richard Sutton Knight, Founders of Brasen Nose College. by CHURTON, Ralph
    CHURTON, Ralph
    The Lives of William Smyth Bishop of Lincoln and Sir Richard Sutton Knight, Founders of Brasen Nose College.

    Oxford: University Press, 1800. Full crushed morocco, 9 inches tall. An elegant, simple binding attributed, on an ancient tipped in catalogue slip, to (Charles) Clarke. Some speckling to the boards, foxing to the preliminaries and offsetting from the plates but overall a superb copy. With raised bands, the armorial devices of the great bibliophile Theodore Williams and all edges gilt. With 7 engraved plates, 2 folding and 3 folding plates of 'Pedigrees'.

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  • IMPRESSIVE FULL DIVINITY CALF
    The Life of Christ. by FARRAR, Frederic W.
    FARRAR, Frederic W.
    The Life of Christ.

    London: Cassell & Company, c.1875. Full calf, 10.5 inches tall. A most impressive 'divinity' calf binding with gilt raised bands and aldine leaf centre tools and prize block on the upper board. With typical blind tooled panels and boards and red edges. Prize bookplate on paste down endpaper. Slightly rubbed and with a little foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise in excellent condition. A well illustrated edition of this classic life of Christ.

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  • HANDSOME SET OF THIS SCARCE WORK IN FINE HALF CALF
    Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons. by DUNCAN, Henry
    DUNCAN, Henry
    Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons.

    Edinburgh: Oliphant, 1838. 4 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A scarce work finely bound with gilt raised bands and extra gilt floral panels. The Bookplate of the Hayhurst Collection. A neat ink inscription on the first blank dated 1839. Each volume is embellished with an engraved frontispiece and title page.

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  • SUPERB FULL CALF DIVINITY BINDING
    Notes on The Parables of our Lord. by TRENCH, Richard Chenevix
    TRENCH, Richard Chenevix
    Notes on The Parables of our Lord.

    London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1886. Full calf, 7.5 inches tall. A fine 'Divinity' or 'Oxford' binding by Relfe, with raised bands, gilt centre tools and inked tooling to the panels and boards. Pink edges. Gilt prize block on upper board and prize inscription on the first blank. Classic work on the parables in a splendid binding.

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